Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation Sarawak and CIDB to Collaborate in CITP Implementation

KUALA LUMPUR, November 7, 2016: The Ministry of Housing and Urbanization Sarawak (MHU Sarawak) and the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia today inked collaboration towards enhancing the construction industry performance in the state through the implementation of the Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP).

The two organizations will collaborate in facilitating industry adoption of sustainable practices, increase emphasis on quality and enhancing adoption of modern technology of affordable housing construction in Sarawak. This will help to elevate the construction industry performance in the state in line with goals outlined under the CITP.

Key areas of collaboration between MHU Sarawak and CIDB under the MoU include the implementation of the Quality Assessment System in Construction (QLASSIC), and Safety and Health Assessment in Construction (SHASSIC). In addition, both parties will work closely in promoting sustainable practices and adoption of technology and innovation in construction, as well as development of human capital.

The partnership between CIDB Malaysia and MHU Sarawak marks an important milestone for the construction sector in the state. The goals of CITP can only be achieved through collaboration among construction industry players and stakeholders, as expressed in the CITP tagline, “Driving Construction Excellence Together.”

The partnership between the two agencies is in line with the Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP), a five-year plan formulated by the Ministry of Works and CIDB Malaysia to elevate the standards of the construction industry via four key thrusts – Quality, Safety and Professionalism; Environmental Sustainability; Productivity; and Internationalisation.

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Ministry of Housing was first established on the 1st of November 1976 under Clause 1, Article 9 of the Sarawak State Constitution. The portfolio of urbanisation was added on 13th May 2016. The main functions of Ministry of Housing Sarawak are to review and formulate housing policy, housing regulations and laws and to promote sustainable housing and urbanization in Sarawak. MHU coordinates activities involved in the provision of public and private housing. MHU also endeavour to resolve disputes between developers and house buyers through its Tribunal for Housing Purchasers’ Claims.

About CIDB
The Construction Industry Development Board was established under the Construction Industry Development Act (Act 520) to develop the Capacity and Capability of the Construction Industry Through Enhancement of Quality and Productivity by Placing Great Emphasis on Professionalism, Innovation and Knowledge in the Endeavour to Improve the Quality of Life.